Leo A. Buss
Lieuenant Colonel,United States Air Force
a contemporary press report:
Leo A. Buss died March 13, 2003 in Lynchburg, Virginia of apparent heart failure. A retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, he served in the U.S. military for over 30 years.
Beginning in 1940 as a Private in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the European Theatre of Operations, he moved to the Air Force in 1947 and rose through the ranks serving in the U.S., Japan, Germany and finally the Pentagon, when he retired in 1970.
He subsequently entered the Federal government from 1971-1984, where he served in the Executive Office of the President and Department of Commerce.
Colonel Buss was a two time Legion of Merit recipient, and earned the following campaign and service medals: European African Middle Eastern Service Medal (with two Stars), WWII Victory Medal, American Service Medal, Distinguished Service Badge (with Oak Cluster), Air Force Reserve Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Cluster).
He served as a delegate and United States Spokesman to several international telecommunications conferences and was Chairman of the Interdepartmental Radio Advisory Committee in the Executive Office of the President upon his retirement in 1984 to Alexandria Virginia, after 44 years of service to his country.
Colonel Buss, was born in Bennington, Vermont, in June 1921 and was first married to Margaret Eva Nyhan in Concord, New Hampshire, in January 1948. Margaret passed away in 1993. A 1963 graduate of the University of Maryland (Heidelberg, Germany), he is survived by his second wife, Ann Normyle Buss of Lynchburg Virginia; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Schultz of Portland, Oregon; two sons, Dr. Leo W. Buss of Durham Connecticut, and Mark J. Buss of Richmond, Virginia, and six grandchildren.
Interment will be at 2:00PM Monday March 24th
at Arlington National Cemetery.